The PC has an incredible history of games with a variety of input requirements—some were built for a keyboard and a mouse, some for a controller, and some for other devices entirely. The Steam Controller was built to let you explore gaming's full back catalog —along with its bright future— all from the comfort of your living room.
We've improved on the resolution and fidelity of input that's possible with traditional gamepads. Built with high-precision input technologies and focused on low-latency, wireless performance, the Steam controller enables you to experience your games in powerful new ways.
The Steam Controller‘s dual trackpads enable the high-fidelity input required for precise PC gaming in the living room. Allowing for 1:1 absolute position input via virtual controls like a trackball, adaptive centering joystick, or steering wheel, these surfaces can be programmed to serve up whatever a game needs.
With a satisfying digital click at the end of the trigger pull, dual-stage triggers can be used as analog, digital, or both types of input at the same time. Put your iron-sights on the sweep-in, and then fire with the reliable feel of a tactile switch, all on the same trigger.
Haptic force actuators on both sides of the controller deliver precise, high-fidelity vibrations measured in microseconds. Feel the spin of a virtual trackball, the click of a scroll wheel, or the shot of a rifle. Every input, from the triggers to the trackpads, can offer haptic feedback to your fingertips, delivering vital, high-bandwidth, tactile feedback about speed, boundaries, thresholds, textures, or actions.
The Steam Controller can be infinitely configured per user, per game. Use the most popular configurations by default, browse others shared among the Steam Community, or create and share your own.